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WDKX.com » Blog » Shaved Heads Raise Money For Childhood Cancer Research
Apr 14th 2013 10:02 pm
Shaved Heads Raise Money For Childhood Cancer Research
by News


Almost 200 people shaved their heads Sunday to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
The volunteer-driven charity raises money to conquer childhood cancers. The event featured a silent auction and raffle.

Organizers say every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Since only 4% of all federal cancer research funds go to pediatrics, the foundation relies on its volunteers and donors.

"They give all of their money for pediatric cancer research," said pediatric oncologist Jeffrey Andolina. "In this day and age when a lot of government funding has been cut drastically. They are critical to the research that's going on at the University of Rochester and really nationwide."

The event raised at least $50,000 dollars in cash donations this year.

Last year's event raised more than $50,000 with 144 people shaving their heads.

Source: YNN.com